Towards Developing and Implementing a National Strategy for Forest Fire Management in Lebanon

Towards Developing and Implementing a National Strategy for Forest Fire Management in Lebanon

 

Objectives:

  • Develop a national protocol of cooperation in forest fire management and control and to reach a Memorandum of Understanding among the Ministries of Environment, Agriculture, Interior and Defense
  • Provide basic tools and equipment for forest guards and Civil Defense centres in sensitive forest areas for early intervention in fire fighting
  • Produce and document uniform information and make it available to the Lebanese Army for training its individuals, and to upgrade the technical skills of officials from the Civil Defense, the forest guards, and the Internal Security Forces about forest fire management and forensic fire investigations.

 

Achievements:

  • A forest fire management plan
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for forest fire management among concerned ministries approved by the National Executive and Technical Forest Fire Prevention and Forest Restoration Committee
  • Operations room at a national scale for forest fire prevention and control
  • Effective tools and equipment for forest fire control provided and used by the forest guards and the Civil Defence
  • Professional and skilled forest fire fighters and improved forensic fire investigations conducted by Lebanese Internal Security forces

 

Duration: 2007-2008

Partners: EU and MOE

Funding Agency: EU